Recurrent Implantation Failure (RIF) is the repeated failure of an embryo to implant in the uterus of a healthy woman of childbearing age.
The enclosed link is to a Scottish Article which will be of interest to all Midwives. The UK’s highest court is to determine whether midwives have a right to refuse to take any part in abortion procedures on moral grounds.
We have all heard the saying that a person’s age is nothing but a number. In many instances this is true, however, when it comes to getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy, age can and does matter.
“Abuse during pregnancy is common and affects upwards of one in six pregnant women worldwide. The objective of this study outlined in the article from Birth Journal was to “describe the demographics, frequency, and severity of abuse, and the risk of murder for women who report abuse during pregnancy compared with women who do not report abuse.
“Nearly 60 percent of non pregnant women between the reproductive ages of 20 and 39 years are overweight, with 34.0 percent being obese. Maternal pre pregnancy obesity is associated with several pregnancy complications including gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, preterm delivery, postpartum infection, and cesarean section deliveries.”
It is very important to have a current will when undergoing fertility treatment.
“Cryopreserved (frozen) Eggs, Semen and Embryos
Wound Infections post Caesarian section are the focus of the enclosed article which discusses changes in work practices initiated as a result of increased infection rates in a British healthcare environment.